Edmonson Voice Staff Report:
Three local cub scouts competed this past Saturday in the annual Wapiti District Pinewood Derby, which for the first time ever, was a virtual competition. Jaxson French, Nick Miles, and Colton Miller from Pack 597, sponsored by Edmonson County Lions Club, were representatives from Edmonson's local pack. Wapiti District is compromised of 13 counties with 17 Cub Scouts packs. The top 3 winners from each of these 17 packs come together each year for the District Derby.
Cubmaster Shawna Sorgmann said the derby was originally scheduled last month at the Greenwood mall but was rescheduled until a virtual option could be planned, due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Sorgmann assisted at the program alongside Randy Richey, who is another pack Cubmaster. The derby was done with only three actual people together in order to follow CDC guidelines. The cars were placed in sealed bags and left in quarantine for a week then handled with gloves to prevent any chance of infection.
Group photos of the pinewood race cars.
"Thanks to Shawna and Randy, we were able to complete this derby with 2 constant views of start/finish plus a constant computer screen with heat names and results," said Pack 597. "This is the first nationwide competition to be done in this manner to our knowledge."